The Camp and Create! Artist in Residency series at Searsport Shores Ocean Campground, Route 1, continues Sunday through Saturday, Aug. 9 through 15, with textile artist Maryly Mathewman, back for her third season.

This year, as part of her Faces of … Project, Mathewman will be creating a face out of bits of fabric to create "Faces of Searsport Shores Campground." She also will help campers and drop-ins create a self-portrait to take home. Mathewman has been working on "Faces" of different areas, jail and the Boys and Girls Club in Laconia and Squam, N.H.

Mathewman lives on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire and since she retired from her “day job” she has devoted her talents to making colorful stitches, exploring her Latvian heritage through wool and teaching prison inmates (and others) how to knit, sew and listen. Anyone interested in knitting is encouraged to stop in during her residency.

Just as her fiber workshops “change lives,” she likes her work to have a “life of change.” Each piece should have movement, bring a smile, create a memory, be colorful — threads moving, buttons falling off, raw edges fraying more in time.

“Full of color at the start but fading over time, like us. With so many loved ones and friends in a state of change, it helps to remember nothing stays the same,” she said.

The Camp & Create, Artist in Residence Program is sponsored by Fiber College of Maine. For more information, visit or call 548-6059.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or